Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WiP Wednesday #45

After figuring out what size blocks, and how many of those blocks, I need to make quilts for the NICU that meet the measurements they need, I started doing this:

Have I mentioned how much I love improv piecing? Because I love improv piecing. Turns out I need to make 6.5" blocks, and use them in two configurations to meet the two sizes the NICU is accepting. Either 4x6 6.5" blocks, or 5x6 6.5" blocks. So one quilt takes either 24 or 30 blocks. I'll probably make some in both sizes. I'll also need to think about how much time I want to commit. I may go back to wholecloth quilts for it. I haven't decided just yet. It is an excellent excuse to get a lot of practice in.

By coincidence, I have exactly 69 blocks, and it's triggering Bill & Ted flashbacks.

Anyone else a member of a real life quilt group? I'm just getting started in that arena. I joined the NICU quilters, and also the local Modern Quilt Guild. Everyone has been very welcoming, which I appreciate.
Quiltsy WiP


Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Jerimi - I agree about improv piecing - it's so relaxing compared to traditional piecing.

I belong to the Vancouver (BC) Modern Quilt Guild. It's a great group, very active, lots of challenges, events, etc. I get a lot of inspiration from seeing the work our members show at every meeting.

Be back later to link up.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Jerimi - Your blocks look great. I too belong to a MQG and a group called Project:Quilt - who make a charity quilt a month.

Will try to link up later - my current blog post is a finish. :-(

LynCC said...

Hi there. :) Nice to find you. I have not been active in a quilt guild since we moved here last summer, and I miss that interaction. I'm going to a modern quilt guild meeting this Saturday, and next month I'll go check out a traditional guild in the area as well. Looking forward to both of them!

oh - P.S. - I don't know if the problem is on my end or the Link-up's, but I cannot see any of the three links (including my own) that it says are there. I'm on Chrome. I do see the links attached to other peoples' parties and to your last party.

Jerimi said...

Wowser! That took much longer to fix than one would have thought. Thanks for being patient, everyone!